I've always liked the south side of Sutro Heights Park most because it’s “wilder” than the north side, and of course the old log stairway down to Balboa (118 steps). This side of the hill is also called the Balboa Natural Area.
Crossing over to the north side of the park at the crosswalk from the Lands End Lookout and these views: 1, 2, 3
The north stairs (21) to the viewplace:4
Views:5 thru 11
Down the 35 southside garden steps: 12 thru 19
Over to the east for the trail down the duney south side of the park: 20 thru 25
The Balboa stairway and back up again. Every time I hike this there’s different graffiti on the wood walls at the top of the stairs.
Some of the steps are more like obstacles to step over than stairs to walk: 26 thru 49
Back up for a trail out to 48th Ave.: 50, 51
Top, south, dead-end of 48th Ave. There are stairs on 48th, both sides of the street, but they don’t go all the way up: 52